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Market encroachments rampant
Ludhiana, November 10
Roadside encroachments have added to traffic congestion in market places in Ludhiana Tall claims of the traffic police about not allowing shopkeepers to put up tents or stalls outside their shops during Divali have fallen flat.
Roadside encroachments have added to traffic congestion in market places in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Parking contractor fleeces visitors
Ludhiana, November 10
The contractor of the newly constructed multi-storey parking at the Mini Secretariat, which was inaugurated on November 1, who paid Rs 45 lakh as bid money to get the contract, has started overcharging visitors to the Mini Secretariat. Right under the nose of the Deputy Commissioner and other administrative officials, the contractor has conveniently started charging Rs 30 for four-wheelers against Rs 20 fixed by the district administration.


Pakhowal road issue: Clean chit to officials
Ludhiana, November 10
The Pakhowal Road in Ludhiana Despite several discrepancies in the construction of the Pakhowal Road, the senior MC authorities have given a clean chit to the officials concerned. A formal inquiry was conducted into payments made to a firm blacklisted by the Finance and Contract Committee of the MC, besides other anomalies in the construction of the Pakhowal Road stretch starting from the Sidhwan Canal bridge till the Municipal Corporation limits.
The Pakhowal Road in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Wanted MVI held
Ludhiana, November 10
Rakesh Gupta, Motor Vehicle Inspector, against whom cases were registered at the Model Town Police Station and by the Vigilance Department here, has been nabbed near the Bharat Nagar Chowk in the evening. Gupta had been absconding since July 18, 2012, when the Vigilance personnel had conducted a raid at his house and seized incriminating documents, Rs 35 lakh and about 1.3 kg of opium from there. Gupta had escaped during the raid.

Three snatchers in police custody in Ludhiana on Saturday Gang of snatchers busted
Ludhiana, November 10
With the arrest of three persons here, the city police claims to have solved about a dozen cases of snatching and robbery. The kingpin of the gang, Bharat Bhushan, along with Rakesh Kumar and Arvind Kumar, was arrested on the Tibba Road while they were making a plan to commit another crime.

Three snatchers in police custody in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ice-cream, bakery samples fail test
Ludhiana, November 10
Samples of ice creams and bakery products collected by a team of the District Health Department have failed purity test. Disclosing this here today, District Health Officer Kulwinder Singh said: "Two samples of ice cream collected from Franco's Ice Cream Parlour, Kesar Complex, Malhar Road, have failed purity test. The quality of ice cream has been found substandard."

Tale of woes doesn’t end for him
Doraha, November 10
“Do not discard your parents like any worn out material as your children may, in a few years, be thinking the same about you” was the message given by the shattered superstar of Punjabi films, Satish Kaul, residing in a home for the elderly near Doraha, to the young generation of the day.


Few takers for postal schemes
Ludhiana, November 10
Ludhiana leads in the number of postal saving scheme accounts but recently, the number has declined over the years due to host of reasons. There are several saving schemes available at post offices, including saving account, offering 4 per cent interest rate, recurring deposit with 8.4 per cent rate of interest, term deposit, which is offering 8.1 per cent interest for one year and National Saving Certificate offer 8.6 per cent for five years and 8.8 per cent for ten years, yet people are not much willing for opening new accounts.

sale of gold coins
Dhanteras: Head post office to remain open today
Ludhiana, November 10
Despite being a Sunday, the Head Post Office would remain open tomorrow for the sale of gold coins on the occasion of Dhanteras.

Senior Deputy Mayor Sunita Aggarwal, Deputy Mayor RD Sharma and other MC officials supervise the sewer de-silting work in Ludhiana Relief for mc
Ludhiana, November 10
The de-silting of 72-inch sewerage line, starting from Shingar Cinema Chowk till Sector 32 intersection on the Chandigarh Road is being carried out with the help of super suction machines.

Senior Deputy Mayor Sunita Aggarwal, Deputy Mayor RD Sharma and other MC officials supervise the sewer de-silting work in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Kisan union demands recommended rates for wheat produce
Ludhiana, November 10
Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, president Bharti Kisan Union addresses a meeting in Ludhiana on Saturday Bharati Kisan Union (Lakhowal) demanded from the Centre Government to announce the MSP for wheat crop as per the Swaminathan commission recommended in its report. Farmers demanded that government has to announce Rs 2,450 Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the wheat crop.

Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, president Bharti Kisan Union addresses a meeting in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Celebrate green Divali, IMA to people
Ludhiana, November 10
With a motto to ensure peace and calm everywhere, the IMA president Dr DP Singh Arora urged the people of Ludhiana to celebrate green Diwali this year. Dr Narjit Kaur honorary secretary IMA, Ludhiana, said we should celebrate an environmentally safe Diwali as firecrackers lead to noise and air pollution, which leads to ENT/Chest problems.

GADVASU pathologists sweep awards at annual national conference
Ludhiana, November 10
As many as six faculty members from the Department of Veterinary Pathology participated in the XXIX Annual Conference of Veterinary Pathologists recently held at Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar. They bagged a number of prestigious National awards.

‘Adopt scientific, rational approach for social change’
Ludhiana November 10
Members of the Taraksheel Society during a press conference at the Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Saturday Taraksheel (Rationalist) Society of Punjab organised a biannual conference at Punjabi Bhawan here today. A large number of delegates from Punjab participated in the conference.

Members of the Taraksheel Society during a press conference at the Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

‘India third largest producer of coconut’
Ludhiana November 8
Coconut Development Board, a body of Ministry of Agriculture, spreads awareness about the use and significance of coconut products. In the 5th Horticulture Congress-2012, Coconut Development Board set up a stall to make people of Punjab about the various products made from the coconut. Field officers of department displayed various products made from coconut.

13 dengue cases reported
Ludhiana, November 10
As many as 13 Dengue cases were confirmed in Ludhiana district today. Out of these cases, six cases were reported in Ludhiana city and seven cases in the rural areas of Ludhiana.

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Man held with heroin worth Rs 25 lakh
Ludhiana, November 10
Heroin worth Rs 25 lakh was seized from a local resident at BRS Nagar on the Lodhi Club road here last evening. Pankaj Kumar (37), a resident of the Civil Lines area, was nabbed by the police during a naka on the road. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. In charge, Narcotics Wing, Harbans Singh said he claimed to be a hosiery manufacturer.

Woman commits suicide
Ludhiana, November 10
Anjali Devi, 21, committed suicide last night by hanging herself from ceiling. Balwinder Singh, SHO, Basti Jodhewal, said the deceased had married to Suresh Kumar about 3-4 years. Both belong to Uttar Pradesh.

3 booked in suicide bid case
Khanna, November 10
The Samrala police booked three persons in the alleged attempt to suicide case by a granthi some days ago and found the missing woman. Three persons- Baldev Singh, Varinder Singh and Jagjit Singh- all residents of Detwal village were booked under Sections 306,511 of the IPC.

Dr Tejeshwer Dyal Tejeshwer is Punjab Ranji team’s physical trainer
Ludhiana, November 10
Dr Tejeshwer Dyal Singh from Ludhiana has been appointed as physical trainer with the Punjab Ranji Cricket Team being led by cricketer, Harbhajan Singh.

                                                                         Dr Tejeshwer Dyal




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